Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Integration Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Integration Testing over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Integration Testing
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 145 142
Rank change year-on-year +31 -3 -10
Contract jobs citing Integration Testing 73 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.52% 0.93% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.12% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 26
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -6.03% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £293
90th Percentile £475 £494 £519
England median daily rate £436 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.00% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.49% +60.00% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +15.85% +2.50%

Integration Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,997 4,385 4,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.80% 81.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,522 2,697 2,316
West Midlands median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 144 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.54 £10.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

Integration Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Integration Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Integration Testing in the West Midlands

Integration Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Integration Testing within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 25 £400 +5.61% 6
Shropshire 0 14 £445 +11.25% 1
Warwickshire +5 9 £325 -10.34% 1
Coventry +4 8 £325 -14.47% 3
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Integration Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Integration Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Integration Testing.

1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.03%) HTML
3 19 (26.03%) Test Automation
4 18 (24.66%) CSS
4 18 (24.66%) CRM
4 18 (24.66%) Finance
5 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
5 17 (23.29%) AngularJS
6 16 (21.92%) System Integration Testing
7 15 (20.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 14 (19.18%) SQL
9 13 (17.81%) C#
10 12 (16.44%) User Experience
10 12 (16.44%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (15.07%) User Stories
12 10 (13.70%) TypeScript
12 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
12 10 (13.70%) .NET
13 9 (12.33%) XML
13 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
13 9 (12.33%) Unit Testing
13 9 (12.33%) Open Source
14 8 (10.96%) HTML5
14 8 (10.96%) JSON
14 8 (10.96%) OO
14 8 (10.96%) Java
14 8 (10.96%) Scenario Testing
15 7 (9.59%) Unix

Integration Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.22%) Apache
2 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (8.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.74%) iTrent
4 1 (1.37%) Maximo
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.74%) GitHub
2 2 (2.74%) PaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Asterisk PBX
1 4 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
1 4 (5.48%) Firewall
1 4 (5.48%) FTP
1 4 (5.48%) GSM
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
1 4 (5.48%) Kerberos
1 4 (5.48%) LAN
1 4 (5.48%) MPLS
1 4 (5.48%) Network Security
1 4 (5.48%) PABX
1 4 (5.48%) PBX
1 4 (5.48%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (5.48%) SSL
1 4 (5.48%) VoIP
1 4 (5.48%) VPN
1 4 (5.48%) WAN
1 4 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.48%) DataStage
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.74%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.22%) JIRA
2 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.48%) Metasploit
4 3 (4.11%) Mercurial
4 3 (4.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.74%) JHipster
5 2 (2.74%) Liquibase
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Local Government
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Automotive
5 1 (1.37%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Analyst
3 14 (19.18%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (10.96%) Portal Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Angular Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.48%) DataStage Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Support
8 3 (4.11%) Tester
8 3 (4.11%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.74%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) HTML
2 18 (24.66%) CSS
3 17 (23.29%) AngularJS
4 15 (20.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (13.70%) .NET
6 9 (12.33%) XML
7 8 (10.96%) HTML5
7 8 (10.96%) JSON
8 7 (9.59%) Node.js
9 5 (6.85%) Spring
10 4 (5.48%) CSS3
10 4 (5.48%) jQuery
10 4 (5.48%) LAMP
10 4 (5.48%) LDAP
10 4 (5.48%) REST
11 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.11%) LINQ
11 3 (4.11%) Middleware
11 3 (4.11%) React
11 3 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.11%) EPoS
5 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Unix
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Test Automation
3 18 (24.66%) CRM
4 16 (21.92%) System Integration Testing
5 12 (16.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.07%) User Stories
7 9 (12.33%) Open Source
7 9 (12.33%) Test Scripting
7 9 (12.33%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.96%) OO
8 8 (10.96%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Asset Management
9 7 (9.59%) ERP
9 7 (9.59%) Line Management
9 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
9 7 (9.59%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.22%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.22%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (8.22%) ETL
10 6 (8.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.18%) SQL
3 13 (17.81%) C#
4 10 (13.70%) TypeScript
5 8 (10.96%) Java
6 3 (4.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.74%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) Ruby
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
1 4 (5.48%) ISEB
2 3 (4.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) HNC
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.48%) iptables
1 4 (5.48%) Postfix
1 4 (5.48%) Samba
1 4 (5.48%) Squid
2 2 (2.74%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (2.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (5.48%) Nessus
1 4 (5.48%) Nmap
2 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.74%) SafeCom
3 2 (2.74%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Cisco
3 5 (6.85%) HP
4 4 (5.48%) Cognos
4 4 (5.48%) NEC
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) webMethods
6 2 (2.74%) Ariba
6 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 2 (2.74%) Demandware
6 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 2 (2.74%) Kronos
6 2 (2.74%) McAfee
6 2 (2.74%) NetApp
6 2 (2.74%) Symantec
6 2 (2.74%) VMware
6 2 (2.74%) Wyse
7 1 (1.37%) Google